Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–231.23. Preservation of vital records.

(a) The Registrar shall develop and implement a preservation management program to preserve vital record documents and information that meets generally accepted standards for permanent preservation.

(b) The Registrar may prepare typewritten, photographic, electronic, or other reproductions of certificates or reports to preserve these vital records. The reproductions shall be accepted as the original record when certified by the Registrar.

(c) The Registrar shall provide for the continued availability and integrity of vital event information through methods including the maintenance of redundant copies of information in multiple locations and formats such as microfilm/microfiche, imaging, and electronic databases.

(d) The preservation management program shall provide for the continued availability of historic vital record documents and information for research and related purposes.


(Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-164, § 123, 65 DCR 9324.)